Liam Payne gushes he’s closer than ever to ex Cheryl and they Facetime ‘a lot’ while co-parenting son Bear

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Despite ending their romantic relationship, Liam Payne has revealed he and his ex Cheryl are closer than ever as they continue to co-parent their son Bear.

The singer, who celebrated Christmas with Cheryl and Bear, said the pair are in a really good place and often spend time speaking on FaceTime.

Speaking to Glamour magazine, the 27 year old admitted that it's "really, really nice" that the exes are able to get along.

He expressed: "Cheryl is literally the best person to co-parent with. No stress involved.

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"It's very, very relaxed, and we spend a lot of time on FaceTime.

"And it's been really lovely, and I'm closer to them than I've ever been before, actually, which is really, really nice.

"But bedtime FaceTime can go really well sometimes. Or I bought him some toys yesterday that I showed them on the FaceTime and it was like I had to travel over and hand the toys over the fence!," he explained.

Liam and Cheryl, 37, began dating in 2016, but their two-year relationship came to an end in 2018.

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He is now engaged to his model girlfriend Maya Henry after proposing to her in 2020 with a stunning ring.

Liam's comments about Cheryl come after he was spotted for the first time in months recently.

The performer looked almost unrecognisable as he arrived for rehearsals for his BAFTA's performance on Sunday.

He appeared different from his boyband days with a longer hairstyle coming down to his chin.

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The X Factor star crossed his arms and looked deep in thought as he arrived at the rehearsals venue.

Liam, who could be reuniting with One Direction, previously spoke about finding the Covid-19 pandemic hard to deal with.

The dad-of-one, said he had to get a negative Covid-19 test each time he wanted to see his son Bear, which proved difficult at times.

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